Court throws out Sim card second registration petition

By Sania Babirye

High court judge Steven Musota has set the  8th of June to rule on a case challenging the second time SIM card registration/ verification exercise using only the National ID as the official document.

This morning justice Musota dismissed an application for the interim order against Uganda communications commission from going ahead and switching off all Simcards that have not been verified for the second time.

While dismissing the application the judge ruled that the application was file long before government extended the ultimatum to tomorrow.

Justice Musota has now ordered  lawyers representing  both UCC  led by Edwin Karugire and  Eron Kiiza the applicants lawyer  to file their written submissions on the remaining issue of only recognising the National ID as the official document for this exercise.